An interactive log for students and parents in my Pre-Cal 20S class. This ongoing dialogue is as rich as YOU make it. Visit often and post your comments freely.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Friday, February 10, 2006
Coin Hunt Committee
Long time no post...
Anyway, for those who put up their names in the Coin Hunt Committee, we have a meeting on Monday, at lunch. I think it's in Mr. K's room, so I'll see you all there.
Monday, January 30, 2006
So Long ...
I'm so glad we've had this time together,
Just to have a laugh or learn some math,
Seems we've just got started and before you know it,
Comes the time we have to say, "So Long!"
So long everybody! Watch this space in February for pointers to new blogs for each of my classes.
Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu, and all those good bye things. ;-)
I'm sure you all thought you wouldn't be hearing from me again, after my last blog, but I felt that there were a few things that I wanted to say.
It has been an amazing semester. I have met a lot of special, and talented people in this class. My fellow peers were amazing. We helped each other through each of our individual struggles. We laughed more than I thought possible in a student teacher environment, which is always a pleasant surprise.
I really believe that we as students, and Mr.K, have learned more than just formulas and sequences, but we have learned something much more valuable. We as a class have learned how to communicate, how to ask questions, and take the most of of the opportunities that are handed to us. We now can take these things with us to future courses, and wherever our lives may take us. This has been a really fascinating experience, and I am really glad I got to experience it with all of my classmates, and Mr.K.
Mr.K, keep up the good work! (I sound like a teacher, don't I?). It's people like you that show that high school teachers can really care about their students and their learning. The way you interact with your students, and how you go out of your way to help us succeed, well, this just astounds me. Your determination and willingness to succeed is a refreshing characteristic that not all teachers have. You inspire me, as a student, and as a person. You make me strive to be the best I can be, and to always "Go for Gold".
Thanks for all that you have done, I am so grateful. More than you know.
And to my class : I will miss you all. I know I have pre cal with some of you next semester, and I can't wait to get back into the math groove again. And for those of you that I cannot share this experience with next semester, this is a shame. But I wish all of you the best of luck on your exams, and future endeavors.
Congratulations to all of you! You have gone for gold!
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Message in a Podcast
We had our last class on Thursday and made a podcast to celebrate! We left ourselves a "pod capsule" in instead of a "time capsule."
Here is our Message in a Podcast (10 minutes, 31 seconds). Please leave any questions, concerns, complaints, compliments, confusions, uncertainties, anxieties or other inquiries in the comments to this post.
This isn't our last post yet -- I've got at least two more I want to get out before the end. ;-)
Thursday, January 26, 2006
AND THEN, THERE WAS ONE
......Im the last scribe....hmmmmm..... what should I say. It seems as though i shouldnt just sum up today's class but the whole year....but because im lazy thats not going to happen.
Well lets see, today we didnt do much accept get back our factoring test and have half the class scream into a microphone. I'd have to say it was pretty weird today knowing that it was the last class. Usually im used to it being summer before the class says goodbye. But today it wasnt really a good-bye for the summer or forever, it was more like a good bye untill next week when we meet up in Malandrakis' class.
I feel obliged to be the last scribe and you know what the say, save the best for last =p. But I digress and I have to say that to any of you who dont pass the course ( or me) I will miss sharing time with you after lunch for an hour or so and sometime or another ill probably see you in another class.
And to Mr. K, I'd just like to say something upon my behalf and it is the complete truth. When we first started this thing I thought it was a complete waste of time, especially since I dont have a computer at home and I would have to spend extra time finding a computer that I could use. But at the end of the year I realize that the blog is for every student that has ever looked down at their paper and said "what the heck (i know how dumb it sounds) am i doing". The blog is something you can resort to when you need help, or need someone to explain something to you.
Well I would just like to bid everyone an adu (is that how you spell it?) and say it was fun well it lasted. And I have an honor that none of you will ever taste ............................................................................................ The scribe for tommorow is....
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
THAT'S MISS SCRIBE TO YOU!
In the beginning of class, Mr. Kuropatwa handed back our, "GO FOR GOLD" assignments to students who have not picked them up yesterday after school. Mr. Kuropatwa set up the PODCAST for us to try out. He gave us the following questions for us to answer:
#1. "If you could go back in time to visit yourself in the beginning of September, what one bit of advice would you whisper in your own ear to help you in this class?"
#2. "Any closing thoughts for this message in a PODCAST?"
Make sure you have the questions answered by tomorrow (Thursday), and that's when we'll start the PODCAST.
How intense this used to before, when someone was picking a scribe. Well the scribe for tomorrow is, StevenF. And I'll pick you because, I can. :D
Have a nice day!
PS: EVERYONE START STUDYING NOW! AND DON'T WAIT TILL SUNDAY NIGHT! ^______^;